Kicker – Hockey threats

NICK EICHER, HOST: Police in Tampa, Florida responded last week to what sounded like trouble. 

It was about 8:30 on a Wednesday evening and somebody in a nearby apartment was sounding aggressive and impatient.

“Shoot! Shoot!” … “I dare you to shoot!”

Well, the neighbor’d heard enough of that and called 911 and police were on their way.

After a quick investigation, it turned out it was a hilarious false alarm.

Hockey fan Devon Garnett and some friends were yelling at the TV.

AUDIO: Here’s Hedman, then across now for Shattenkirk. And the shot … he scorrrrrrrrrrrrrres! Power-play goal!

Don’t you love sports fans? Just shooooooot. The game is so easy when you’re standing in your living room.

So you’ve figured it by now—the shooting wasn’t in Tampa. It was 2,800 miles away in a rink in Edmonton, Alberta.

All’s well that ends well … Garnett’s Tampa Bay Lightning skated away with the Stanley Cup last night … feels great, I can tell ya.

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(Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) Tampa Bay Lightning players celebrate after defeating the Dallas Stars to win the Stanley Cup in Edmonton, Alberta, on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. 

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One comment on “Kicker – Hockey threats

  1. Scot says:

    I’m glad Nick corrected the Tampa Bay Lightning ending about needing to go to game seven!

    I listened to the original broadcast story a few times, over and over to make sure I was hearing Mr. Hocky Nick Eicher saying that the Lightning LOST the night before… when they had actually won!

    Sorry it wasn’t the Blues again Nick. Maybe next year.

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